Reasonable load time
Good layout. I know that not everyone is an artist but you do have eyes or you
know someone who has eyes. Please use them. Turn-offs: Lack of contrast between
text and background, text running over on to borders, lots of animated gifs
(exception for clip art award), trailing cursors.
No missing internal images or links. I do understand that you do not have any
control over external links and images.
Please don't require me to download a plug-in for my browser, especially Comet
Cursor. I like my cursor.
Keep the frames and pop-up windows to minimum.
No over use of Flash.
Please give me a way to turn off the music. I really hate midi music. This
is a major peeve. Very rarely does the music contribute to the content and I am
usually listening to music while I surf and I do not appreciate the
interruption. I want to be able to turn off the music quickly.
Don't scare my bird.
No hate, porn or MLM sites. I do not discriminate against sites devoted to
non-mainstream religions. I know that Wicca, Paganism and other earth based
religions do not equal Satanism. As long as your religious website does not
promote violence toward other people or their property you are welcome to apply.
Causing my browser to lock up or causing my computer to crash are instant
disqualifiers. I have reviewed over 1500 sites and have only experienced lock up
or crash 5 times. You have to work really hard to cause a crash or lock up.
- I do not mind reviewing sites in languages besides English. An English alternative is not required.
I can muddle my way through most Latin derived languages. On a non-English
language site, the question I ask is, "Can I figure out what this site is
about?" I am given a hint via the descriptions on the application and
that helps me out a lot. I show the site to someone who has not seen the
description and ask them to figure out what the site is about, in general. A
site that can successfully overcome the language barrier gains a lot of
- Only award winners will be notified
- Applications are reviewed three times a week.
- Please pay attention to which award you apply for. For example, do not
choose Salvador's Award if your site is not bird related. Please choose the
award most appropriate for your site. If you are not sure, choose the Sit and
Entertain Me award.
- Information collected at this site will not be sold to third parties nor
used for any other purpose than evaluating web sites for awards
- Do not apply if you are under 14 years of age, it's the law
- The main site, A Perfect World, is a comic strip that occasionally
contains profanity, partial nudity and other things that may not be
appropriate for viewing by children under age 13. I know that a lot of sites
do not want to be linked to a site of this nature. My award images are safe
for all ages and a link is optional. If you receive an
award, you can display it without a link. Your site will be posted on the
appropriate winners page. If you do not want your site in any way associated
with A Perfect World, please do not apply.
- The default setting for criteria read question is no.
- Look at the site description sent to me via e-mail. If it is an MLM, get
rich quick scheme, porn, the criteria is still set at no or applying for
wrong award, the e-mail gets deleted immediately.
- The e-mails that are left, I actually visit the site. If the site meets
criteria then it gets flagged for a second look.
- If the site makes a good impression the second time around, then it
receives an award.
- I send a notice to winners stating where they can find the link to their
web site and how they can pick up their award. A link back to A Perfect
World is optional.
- About 20% of the sites that I review receive an award.
It is only fair for you to know who is evaluating your website and my
qualifications. I am a cartoonist and I also do desktop publishing and web
design for a living. I am self taught. I have been cartooning for 5 years, DTP for 8 years and web design for
4 years. The awards reflect my interests. If
you have any questions please contact me.
Salvador (see criteria number 9) is a male gray cockatiel that likes to perch
in front of my monitor. He usually spends his time demanding that I scratch his
head or chewing or throwing pens around. Sometimes he notices a site. If he is
startled he will scream and fly away. He sometimes reacts positively to what he
sees or hears on a web site.